715.273.3209 |  Mon. & Fri. 10am - 6pm, Tues-Thurs 10am - 8pm, Sat. 9am -1pm

Kids

Storytimes

Morning Storytime
Fridays 10:00 am
lower level of the library- starting in November

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities. See the calendar for specific dates and themes.

Saturday Story Spectacular
last Saturdays
lower level of the library 

Join Ms. Caroline for a morning of stories, crafts, activities and songs. This Story Spectacular is designed for children of all ages, but we especially hope to welcome our school age friends who can’t join us on Friday mornings.

Lego at the Library

3rd Tuesdays   4:00 pm
lower level of the library 

Kids of all ages are invited to let their imaginations run wild with Lego bricks. No registration required. If you can’t join in person, join in on the fun from home by sharing your LEGO creations with us at the library. eplstaff@ellsworthlibrary.org

Doodle Club - ages 9-12

2nd Tuesdays     4:00 pm
lower level of the library

Doodle Club is a special hour of creativity each month.  Learn drawing techniques, experiment with animation and comics, talk about books, do some creative writing and enjoy a snack! As a group, we will pick other creative topics to explore.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a multi-year program to encourage parents to read aloud 1,000 books with their children before they enter five-year-old Kindergarten. We invite you and your child to embark on a fantastic adventure together that’s sure to create a lifelong love of reading! Although it may sound overwhelming to imagine reading 1,000 books before Kindergarten, it is not very difficult with an early start. At the rate of just one book per day, it takes less than three years. Sign up at the library to receive a book bag and your first reading record! Now you may also participate using our online platform Beanstack! 

100 Stories

Each year, the library challenges preschool-2nd grade students to read/be read to 100 stories and 3rd-5th grade students to read 500 pages, which is equivalent to 100 stories. This program is part of the Frozen February Fun Challenge. Readers who complete the challenge will receive an “I Read 100 Stories” t-shirt. Registration is required. Now you may also participate using our online platform Beanstack!

Newbery Challenge

Join our celebration of 100 Years of the Newbery Medal, which honors distinguished children’s literature, by participating in our year-long Newbery Reading Challenge!

  • Read, share your thoughts about the books you choose & have a chance to win monthly prizes.
  • Pick up a bookmark each month at the library & return it to be entered into a monthly drawing OR participate online at ellsworthlibrary.beanstack.org.
  • Complete the whole year by reading 11 books, completing 11 reviews and 1 creative project & you’ll be eligible to win a grand prize in December.
  • Join us for a month or any combination of months, you don’t have to complete the entire year to participate!

Click HERE for a short video explaining the challenge.

Program schedules may vary due to inclement weather or scheduling changes. Please check our website calendar or Facebook page for any changes. 

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Contact Info

Ellsworth Public Library
312 West Main Street,
Ellsworth, WI 54011

Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tues-Thurs 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am -1 pm

Phone

715-273-3209